(Closed) Your parent’s wedding: what did you love/hate about it?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

I loved everything about my parents wedding. They got married at a courthouse (hmm, just like us! and actually, Mr. MJ’s parents too!). My mom wore a dress she found on sale at a department store. Her hair was down, and wavy. Dad wore a grey suit. They served Crepes at the reception. They had 19 guests. It was just so sweet.

Post # 4
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

There is only one picture from my Mom and Dad’s wedding. They were married when he was in the Army. She flew out to Hawaii so they could be married before he went to Vietnam.

The picture is amazing though. He was so handsome in his uniform, and she was gorgeous with her perfect late 60’s hair.

Post # 5
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I was at my parents wedding both of them actually! (long story) I was a flower girl in the first one, but I don’t remember much. I do remember the dancing, it seemed everyone was cutting a rug at their reception (including cute little 3 year old me!), I’ve seen it on the wedding video as well. I love how ’80’s my parent’s wedding was, the pink dresses with the bows on the butt, the cake with the entire bridal party on it. The second wedding was 2 years ago and I loved how intimate it was, it was my parents, my two sisters and myself, my best friend, both sets of grandparents and one of my uncles. It was beautiful and wonderful, so special, I cried. Both times I do remember seeing so much love in each of their eyes.

Post # 6
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Love, love, loved my mom’s pillbox hat and adorable 60s shift.  My look will definitely be a bit of an homage to her wedding day ensemble.

Hate that they just had a party at my aunt’s apartment afterward.  My mom despises my aunt and has bitched about that party for 40 years.

I’m really looking forward to what everyone else says!


Post # 7
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore

I love that my mom rocked a Bell-sleeve dress. She’s very proud of the fact that she only paid $70 for it.  Front and center of their wedding portrait are her burgundy fake nails….yeaaaa notsocute   

Post # 9
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Since it was my mom’s second wedding, and she was, um, pregnant with me, it was a low-key event. I really haven’t seen that many pictures.

What I love about the wedding is where it was held. The ceremony was at Lovely Lane UMC in Baltimore (“mother church” of Methodism in the U.S.), where we have a lot of family history.

(BTW, the church is GORGEOUS!)

My great-grandmother told my grandmother, when she was about six or seven, to take her siblings and find a Sunday School program to enroll them in. So off Marmee went, walking around Baltimore for a while until she came upon that church, where she stood at the steps confused. A parishoner swooped down on them and enrolled them, and they stayed from then on. About twenty years later it was where my grandparents met and got married. About ten years later, my dad’s dad was assigned to preach there, and the two families became close. When time brought my parents back together, it was only natural they have their wedding at that church.

If I wasn’t getting married at my home church, that would be the church I get married in. You can see a modern wedding at the church here–love it!

(Funny sidenote: when the restoration was complete and they had the grand reopening of the sanctuary, my family was sitting at the upper level when a photographer from one of the papers showed up. We made the news; apparently they can’t get rid of my family! :P)

Ohmigosh I’m being so chatty. This is why I would make a good Bee, haha.

My mom’s first wedding was a winter wedding. I love that she wore a goregous blue cloak for her going away outfit and drove off in one of my grandfather’s vintage Packards. I need to upload pictures.

My only “low” is that I didn’t dig her loose lace 80’s peasant sleeves. No thanks. And, of course, the outfits for the BMs were regrettable.

Post # 10
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heritage Square Museum

My parents got married in a wedding chapel in Reno! By Reverend Love! And my mom is wearing a hippie white dress and my dad is wearing a powder blue tuxedo.  I pretty much love it all!!!!!

Post # 11
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I love looking at pictures of my parents wedding!

Classic 70’s style hehe

My moms hair was soooo long and straight and my dad is so handsome

Post # 12
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love that they did it all on two weeks’ notice.  I hate that I’m going to feel like I’m spending huge amounts of time and money on mine in comparison. I REALLY love that an older relative of my mother caught some of the younger guests smoking pot in the bathroom.  Hilarious!

Post # 13
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My parents got married in a greenhouse at a bed and breakfast on Cape Cod. This was my mom’s second wedding so she wanted it to be low key. She wore a beautiful white suit and drove the get away car because she was such a feminist-love it! My dad had an awesome bushy beard and shoulder length hair, haha

Their reception was at our beach home on cape cod. They did a DIY clambake (think big metal trash cans) and beach party. I love what my parents did for my wedding and everyone still claims it was the best wedding they have ever attended.

The tough part is that family kind of expects our wedding to be a re-enactment of theirs or something like that! I also know that my secretely wishes that we could do a DIY clambake/backyard BBQ. I think he forgets that that arrangement is a ton of work and stressful which is why we hired a caterer!

Post # 14
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My parents’ colours were chocolate brown (tuxes for the guys) and washed out peach for the girls…and the bridesmaids all wore big floppy hats.  The pictures have not stood the test of style time, but I love how geekily they rocked their colours at the time. 

Post # 15
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

Does lack of pictures count?  Cause that is my big complaint. 😉

Post # 16
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I wonder where I have these photos… i have a picture of my dad and uncle, and my mom in her dress. Both so handsome/beautiful and young! My dad didn’t have any grey hair yet, haha. Maybe just got it when I was born. Though they married in the 80s, it was early so there were no crazy poofs or styles. My dad wore a nice grey suit, looked very dapper. My mom, though – she looked so lovely. They are each remarried now, but my mom isn’t exactly the happiest these days (stepdad = trainwreck) and so it is really a treat to see pictures where she is BEAMING.  That would be my favorite thing 🙂

Oh, and for my dad’s 2nd marriage, I got to be the “best man” haha. That was fantastic! though i was 14 and SO awkward and nervous, it was such a good day! It also rained, which was such a disaster, but brought everybody inside and closer and everyone had a sense of humor about it.  Though they have had some trouble (breast cancer), their marriage is strong – rain must be good luck!

I hope that someday our children see our photos and think these things 🙂

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